Wayne E. Schultz, 75, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:46 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System in Lima.
He was born in Auglaize County to Cleo M. (Miller) and Karl Schultz, who preceded him in death. On June 26, 1959, he married Eileen E. Keysor, who survives in Wapakoneta.
Survivors also include five children; Vicky (Dan) Hemmert, of St. Johns, Sherry (Bill) Moon, of Wapakoneta, Terry (Shelley) Schultz, of Wapakoneta, Bobbi (Eric) Howell, of Wapakoneta, and Andy (Chrissy) Schultz, of Wapakoneta; 25 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, K. Max (Linda) Schultz; and a sister, Shirley Denig.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Herman, Don, and Bob Schultz; and a sister, Marilyn Thrush.
Wayne was a lifelong farmer. He was also a patrolman for Wapakoneta Police Department, a security guard for St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center, and a corrections officer at Allen County Corrections where he retired from. He was also a part time employee with the Duchouquet Township Trustees and Mike Swayne Buick GMC in Wapakoneta. He was a member of the St. Johns Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Eagles, V.F.W. Post 8445 and Brands Lake. He was also a member of the Salem United Methodist Church for 10 years where he served as head trustee. He loved to play cards, travel, fish, do puzzles, and spend time with his grandchildren. He dearly loved Ohio State and was their biggest fan.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, in Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Becky Gray officiating.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Johns Volunteer Fire and Rescue or to Salem United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be expressed at schlosserfuneralhome.com.
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